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Grateful Dead Live at Rainbow Theater on 1981-10-03


Topics Live concert


Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land, Peggy-O, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Tennessee Jed-> Little Red Rooster, Bird Song, Looks Like Rain-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider Feel Like A Stranger-> Franklin's Tower, Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Morning Dew-> Around & Around-> One More Saturday Night, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date October 3, 1981
Venue Rainbow Theater
Location London, EN

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> MC> DAT> CDR


Notes

complete; SBD> MC> DAT> CDR; EAC> SHN by Jeff M.

Reviews

Reviewer: CharlieMiller - - December 13, 2009
Subject: This sounds horrible
Whoever used that digital noise reduction on this killed it. That swirling sound you hear makes it obvious how badly this was ruined. This is also NOT from a cassette master.
Reviewer: thewomble - - October 17, 2006
Subject: What a night!
The doors opened at 7. The show was supposed to start at 7.30, but usually at the Rainbow that would mean around 9. With the house lights on, we wandered down to the front to check the equipment. It was ten past seven and there were perhaps fifty people in the place, no seats, just empty floor. Imagine our amazement when the band came out and started playing - they were that keen, and we few felt like we were so special. The mix of Alabama was all over the place - perhaps they took the sound men by surprise too. Being English, we didn't call out during the music but listened hard and flew with them through a wonderful set, from deep quiet to spine-jarring noise. The drums close up was thrilling. It's great to hear it again and remember that night's mutual respect, which lives on at this archive.
Reviewer: shnaholic - - June 3, 2006
Subject: streaming with winamp, sounds hella great
one of my all time faves just look at that 2nd set..well, okay the a&a and sat nite not withstanding, bur the end of the first set and ya know whut? hank hill sez this show is great ill tell ya whut.
Reviewer: CW - - April 1, 2005
Subject: Good show, but...
This shn source sounds like it went to mp3 or something. There's a constant digital wind chimey noise in the background for the entire show. Listen to the beginning of Peggy-0 and you can hear what I'm talking about.
Reviewer: Rob M - - March 29, 2005
Subject: My 2nd GD concert!
This was my second ever Dead concert, so it was something special for me.

The Rainbow in London is/was a very special venue - very intimate with a close balcony circling above - the Dead played well here.

My strongest memories are of the second set, where we all got very spaced out along with the Dead...
Reviewer: besht2003 - - January 5, 2005
Subject: Where's Bobby?
I'd give this 4 stars but, song after song, I don't hear Bobby in the mix, as in not at all. Maybe he shows up for Estimated, but if you're a fan of his like me, as nice as Brent's playing is here, you'll wonder what happened to the rhythm guitar. I'm not the Pope so I could be missing something here in the woods--listen for yourself.
Reviewer: thefuzz - - December 17, 2004
Subject: no problems
Yeah, this is a great sounding show!I just burned it to cd. The lossless worked for me...Just a thought but which shn tool are you using? the one first suggested by the Archive in FAQ was mKe something or other, and it sucked for me. I then tried the second one they suggest-"Foobar2000" and it's way better. Not one error or corrupt file or any other problems. It just grabs those shn and flac files and converts them to wav so they're ready to go on your cd. Try it?
Reviewer: utopian - - October 14, 2004
Subject: got it
this sounds really good

no corruption problems here
Reviewer: norvarchivist - - May 4, 2004
Subject: Downloaded Just fine....
If the file says corrupt, download the show track by track....sounds KILLER, by the way and a nice show

Walt Ferguson

VA Beach
Reviewer: funkateer - - May 2, 2004
Subject: WARNING: Lossless 1.1G Download Corrupt!
and i quote:
"The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted"
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